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Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies University of Washington

USA

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Summary

The Program on the Environment (PoE) is the home for Environmental Studies education at the University of Washington. Environmental Studies focuses on the interactions between humans and environments, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach to understand and address complex environmental issues.

The Environmental Studies program offers a BA major in Environmental Studies, a minor in Environmental Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management.

Building on a foundation of natural science, social science, and humanities courses, the curriculum offers students flexibility in choosing an individual course of study. Internship, research, and study abroad opportunities develop skills and leadership for careers in environmental policy, sustainability, conservation, education, or consulting.

Learning Objectives and Expected Outcomes: The environmental studies major offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary, experiential curriculum designed to prepare future environmental leaders to respond to bioregional and global environmental opportunities and challenges. It takes advantage of the extraordinary environmental research at the UW, and makes that social, scientific, humanistic, and professional expertise accessible to students in innovative ways.

Students completing the BA in environmental studies have developed skills in the following:

Earth Systems Knowledge: Understand the structure, function, and integration of the Earth, its inhabitants, and its four major spheres: land, water, living things, and air.

Interdisciplinary Approach: Apply an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment, integrating multiple kinds of information, tools, methods, and scholarship from a variety of disciplines, in order to analyze and construct arguments about complex environmental issues.

Experiential Learning: Understand the connections between classroom and experiential learning and successfully practice multiple forms of hands-on, real world applications.

Communication: Demonstrate proficiency in multiple modes of communication (writing for different audiences and purposes, using a range of disciplinary norms; oral presentations and public speaking; online publishing; and visual display of environmental information).

Public Policy and Decision Making: Understand how uncertainty, risk, law, politics, ethics, economics, and culture interact with environmental public policy and decision making.

Teamwork: Collaborate as members of teams, effectively working with multiple stakeholders from various backgrounds to address environmental issues.

History of Environmental Inquiry: Understand and reflect critically on the intellectual and cultural history of environmental studies including the history of environmental preservation and conservation.

Temporal Scales: Understand various temporal scales inherent in environmental studies and situate themselves on the continuum of geologic time, evolutionary history, human environment history, and decision making for future generations.

Spatial Scales: Understand various spatial scales inherent in environmental studies spanning the continuum from the local/bioregional to the international/global.

Diversity: Understand how environmental perspectives, policies, and decisions are related to issues of diversity, privilege, and power.

Technical Knowledge: Be familiar with some of the technological tools commonly used to address environmental challenges.

Professional Development: Understand how their education will serve them as environmental professionals.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies.

Full Time (180 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$39,114.00 (28,66,059) per year

From

29-Sep-21

Venue

University of Washington Bothell

18115 Campus Way NE,

BOTHELL,

Washington,

98011, United States

Full Time (180 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$39,114.00 (28,66,059) per year

From

21-Jun-21, 29-Sep-21

Venue

University of Washington

Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway,

SEATTLE,

Washington,

98195, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Student must have a High School Qualification.

Due to limited testing availability from COVID-19, the UW will accept the Duolingo’s English Test for autumn 2021 applicants. A minimum score of 105 will be required for admission. The TOEFL iBT special home edition and the IELTS Indicator at home exam will also be accepted for 2021 international freshman applicants.

English proficiency

TOEFL (iBT) - Minimum score required: 76, Recommended score: 92 or higher

IELTS - Minimum score required: 6.0, Recommended score: 7.0 or higher

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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